Retro Patio Furniture: Reliving the Old Days

desain rumah minimalis 1 lantai 3 kamar – The rise of retro patio furniture has been rapid in recent years. Its appeal is multigenerational and the impact the furniture has on your patio area is significant. Simply put, you can transform a dull, unexciting outdoor space into a funky ‘playback from way back!’

You’d be hard-pressed to find expert home decorators that can’t see the benefits of incorporating retro furniture in your patio area.

Before going any further, let’s have a quick look at the origins of retro patio furniture. For those unfamiliar with the background, retro furniture refers to the styles of the 1950’s through to the 1970’s. This was truly a remarkable time in our history.

Countries changed from war-torn regions to hubs of creativity and a newfound cheerful inspiration.

Retro Patio Furniture Reliving the Old Days
Retro Patio Furniture: Reliving the Old Days

This expressed itself in the form of new furniture designs characterized by new more modern materials such as Formica and melamine. Loud prints were in and curvy lines were favored. Many of these designs originated from the USA, but this ‘design revolution’ soon caught on in Europe and areas in Scandinavia, resulting in a truly global event.

These historic designs is now founding it’s way back into our outdoor living areas with more and more homeowners adding retro patio furniture to their collection.

As with most patio furniture styles, the choices and options are vast. For the most part, this is a good thing, but can also leave you stranded on an island of indecisiveness.   Let’s look at some of the more popular designs.

Hands down favorite when looking for retro patio furniture is the ‘egg chair’. This is basically an egg-shaped shell with a padded interior. The shell is available in a range of different materials including, but not limited to, fiberglass and a lightweight sturdy aluminum frame. Depending on the rest of your patio furniture, this can complement your decorative efforts in a big way. If you have enough space, you can opt for the two-seater, but can also stick to the smaller sized version.

Many dealers also offer the 1960’s type steel, retro patio furniture. These are popular for its ease of maintenance and long-term durability. It creates a very warm and fun vintage feel. This retro patio furniture usually comes in a set of tables and chairs which can be further decorated with period-type cushions. This can additionally enhance the character that you wish to instill in your outdoor area by choosing funky patterns true to the style of the 50’s and 60’s. The same goes for the egg chair. As its interior is padded, you can do a lot for the theme of your patio by choosing a certain retro type of cushion.

Alongside the tables and chairs, retro patio furniture has also found expression in a range of accessories suitable for the outdoors. This can be in the form of lamps, patio string lights and other decorative items. The idea with these accessories is to further enhance the nostalgic feel of the area.

A Tip to our readers. A Great way to find cheap retro patio furniture and accessories is to also shop around in charity shops or thrift stores or restaurant. Chances are that you will find some great items at a fraction of the price compared to the mainstream retailers.

We understand that retro patio furniture is not everyone’s taste. It’s something that oddly appeals to a diverse audience. Maybe you grew up in the 50’s/60’s and want some of your childhood memories back. Or perhaps you’re from a younger generation and just simply have a fondness for that era. No matter which ‘category’ you fit in, there can be little argument that retro is back, and it’s ‘back with a bang’.

Furthermore, chances are that the current trend will remain in vogue for years to come.


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